26 Jul Llama Trekking Wilderness Adventure
Llama Trekking Wilderness Adventure
Description: Explore New Mexico’s Pristine Wilderness with a team of eco friendly pack llamas! On the trail, gentle and surefooted llamas carry the gear, while an experienced naturalist guide shares information about local ecology, natural history, edible and medicinal plants, wilderness skills, and New Mexico folklore.
Participants will have the opportunity to hike with a llama on the trail, and learn firsthand why these magnificent creatures from the High Andes have found a new home in the New Mexico Backcountry. Our llamas have all been rescued from unwanted and abandoned situations, and part of all proceeds go toward supporting llama rescue in New Mexico.
Conservation History: Learn about the local efforts that led to the permanent protection of this treasured Public Wild Land, from one of the key Coalition members that led the campaign to establish this area as a Designated Wilderness.
Location: Columbine-Hondo Wilderness, Carson National Forest
Time: Friday Oct. 7 from 12 PM to 4:30 PM
Distance: 4-5 miles Round Trip
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: 8,000′ to 8200′
Altitude and Exertion: You will be hiking 4-5 miles, at elevations above 8000′. While we don’t have specific fitness requirements, participants should be in good health, and able to engage in a moderately physical and exertive activity at altitude.
Group Limit: 12
Ages: 12 and Up
Tour Operator: Wild Earth Llama Adventures
Contact: 1-800-758-5262 / info@LlamaAdventures.com
What to Wear: Appropriate hiking clothes with layers, long sleeve shirt and pants, waterproof hiking shoes, hat, gloves, sunglasses
What to Bring: Daypack with rain gear, snacks, at least 2 liters of water, extra layers, personal meds
Note: This is a Wilderness Hiking Trip. Llamas are strictly pack animals. Nobody rides the llamas!
Participants must Confirm Reservation with the Tour Operator. Once Reservations are made, you will receive an Information Packet with a List of What to Wear and Bring, and Directions to the Trailhead.